THE 42 new homes being built on a former quarry site in Bleadon are set to be amongst the most energy efficient.

In 2022, Edenstone Homes acquired the eight acre site on Bridge Road from Marshalls, the UK's leading hard landscaping manufacturer.

The first properties of Eden Green, many of which will have achieved energy performance certificate (EPC) A ratings, are due to be released in Spring 2024.

Edenstone sales director, Adele McCoy, said: “We’ve been receiving enquiries from people interested in our new homes in Bleadon since we announced the acquisition of the site in summer 2022.

"Reserved matters approval was subsequently secured and since then we’ve been preparing the land for housing. Work is progressing well and we’re looking forward to launching the development soon.

“New build homes generally are among the most efficient available, but the ones we’re building in Bleadon will raise the bar. As part of our wider ambition to bring zero net energy homes to all our developments we’ll be introducing zero net energy on every house style we build in Bleadon.

"These homes are set to achieve energy performance certificate (EPC) A ratings. This is the highest energy performance certificate (EPC) rating and only 2% of new homes currently meet this standard.”

The development will include 29 private sale properties and 13 affordable homes.

Seven properties are expected to achieve the EPC A rating thanks to PV panels with battery backup.

Electric vehicle charging facilities will be available across the site, which will feature a choice of two, three, and four bedroom semi-detached and detached homes.

Bordered by woodland and hedgerows, Eden Green will also include a wetland pond, a community park with a play area, a community orchard and green open spaces.

Edenstone will make a series of section 106 contributions to help support the growth of the neighbourhood. 

This will include:

  • Upgrades to the network of safe routes to school, plus almost £28,000 to maintain these routes;
  • Almost £30,000 towards the installation of two new bus shelters on Bridge Road;
  • Over £5,000 for sustainable transport;
  • £4,500 for fire hydrants;
  • £3,000 towards footpath improvements;
  • There will also be a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) contribution.